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Credentialing for Incident Management Team Positions

Nebraska Emergency Management Agency issues credentials to emergencymanagement personnel in Nebraska, in accordance with the National Incident Management System. There are specific certification requirements for the various positions on and incident management team in response to a disaster. Credentialing ensures and validates the identity and skills individuals. Credentialing is essential to the emergency management community. It allows the community to plan for, request, and trust resources needed for emergency assistance. Credentialing ensures that personnel resources match requests, and it supports effective management of officially dispatched responders. Credentialing involves providing, documentation that identifies, authenticates, and verifies the qualifications of emergency response personnel. The National Credentialing Standards also call for typing of incident management personnel, emergency response providers and other personnel and resources needed for emergency response.